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Ghana ditch Korea in World Cup group opener

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By Owusu Ansah Doe

 

Ghana's National Under 17 female side, the Black Maidens were off to a flying start lastnight against [North] Korea in the opening group B encounter in the ongoing FIFA U17 World Cup in Costa Rica.

The match kicked off at Estadio Edgardo Baltodano Briceño located north of Liberia. Ghana won the game with a goal from either half by Jane Ayieyam and Sandra Owusu Ansah.

Ayieyam opened the scoring sheet on the 17th minute when she slipped a ball pass goalie, Kim Myong Sun after a well controlled cross in the penalty box. Berlinda Anane and captain Fuseini ensured a routine
off-the-line clearance left Ghana unscathed.

However, Ghana doubled her lead after a miscommunication between the defence and goalie of Korea implied, Sandro Owusu Ansah had it all but to round the keeper and slot the second goal into and empty net perfectly - 6 minutes into the second half.

Ghana coach, Evans Adottey made two changes, bringing on Princella Adubea and Vinoria Kuzagbe for injured Owusu Ansah and Laadi Issaka.

Korea, winners of the maiden edition in 2008 could not put the brakes on last year's semi-finalists - Ghana who now face Germany on Tuesday night.

Sandra Owusu Ansah picked up the best player of the game award selected by FIFA technical committee.

Elsewhere, Germany rallied from two goals down to claim a draw against Canada in the other group encounter leaving Ghana atop her group log.

 

 

 

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